Genetic Counselors

Whitney Dobek, CGC

Janice Edwards, CGC

Jessica Fairey, CGC

Peyton Nunley, CGC

Vicki Vincent, CGC

Amelia Wardyn, CGC

Debbie Zvejnieks, CGC

We are prepared to care for you

If you are a patient with an appointment, our office will call you and together we will determine how best to conduct your appointment – in-person, over the phone, by video or rescheduled for a later date.

If you are a patient without an appointment and need care, or if you’re not a patient and need care – please call the office and together we will determine the best course of treatment for you.

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About our practice

At Palmetto Health-USC Genetic Counseling, we are committed to providing informative and compassionate genetic counseling services for you, your family and your physician as part of your health care management in Columbia, Lexington and throughout the greater Midlands and state of South Carolina.

We work closely with Palmetto Health-USC Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and other physicians throughout the Midlands and state of South Carolina to provide comprehensive prenatal genetic services and outpatient care. For our cancer patients, we partner with medical oncologists, surgeons and primary care physicians across the Midlands to provide timely, convenient cancer genetic counseling and testing.

In partnership with Palmetto Health-USC Neurology, we offer a statewide multidisciplinary outpatient clinic for individuals with Huntington's Disease and their families. We also address other adult genetic conditions.

Our services

Our genetic counselors are board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling to offer clinical and genetic expertise and to assist you in decisions about genetic testing and screening. We meet with patients from various social, cultural and educational backgrounds to provide a full range of care.

Our counseling information includes:

  • Family history risk assessment and explanation of risk
  • Genetic testing and understanding of results
  • Assessment of psychosocial status following a genetic diagnosis
  • Implications of genetic disorders for the individual and their family
  • Resources to help patients understand a genetic diagnosis
  • Referrals for specialized care


In addition to our patient care, we are also home to the first Genetic Counseling Master’s Program in the southeastern United States. Our genetic counselors provide clinical supervision and training to graduate students, requiring our group to be on the forefront of emerging technologies and principles.

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About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

We are proud to be part of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, which includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.

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